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Whirlpool (WED5800SW0) won't Start/Run - Need Wiring Diagram
« on: November 29, 2014, 07:58:28 PM »
Going to look at an electric dryer tomorrow that won't Start/Run.
Door Switch is good and the Drum Light turns On with Door Open.
I know how to check the Thermal Fuse, Push-to-Start Button, Timer and how to jump start it to see if it's related to the drive motor.
However, need advice on which wire's (or terminal pin's) to check for AC Voltage (or Continuity/Ohm's) at the Drive Motor (see attached wiring diagram)?
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Re: Whirlpool (WED5800SW0) won't Start/Run - Need Wiring Diagram
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 09:13:51 PM »
I can not answer your direct question, however. A static test (no power) should reveal why its not starting. If you have not looked at the unit My bet is on door switch, despite you saying its okay but we will see :D Only things stopping power would be the thermal overload, belt switch, door switch or overload on motor.

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Re: Whirlpool (WED5800SW0) won't Start/Run - Need Wiring Diagram
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2014, 09:46:43 PM »
Check the voltage! I have had two this week that had loose connections at the plug. Would show 240, but when i hit start it wouldnt run. Finally determined it was a bad outlet in both cases.
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Re: Whirlpool (WED5800SW0) won't Start/Run - Need Wiring Diagram
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 10:09:34 AM »
Check the voltage! I have had two this week that had loose connections at the plug. Would show 240, but when i hit start it wouldnt run. Finally determined it was a bad outlet in both cases.
I've had dryer's run without heat due to only getting 1/2 the voltage at wall outlet and usually it will fix by resetting the main breaker switch.
However, the Drum Light is On but I'll test VAC on the Electric Cord from back of Dryer then at wall outlet if needed.

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Re: Whirlpool (WED5800SW0) won't Start/Run - Need Wiring Diagram
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 07:47:07 AM »
Rockin Robin,


I just had another technician bring one to me last week (Kenmore 70/80 Series?) who I helped with the same issue everything checked out FUSES/Door Switch/ etc. He also replaced the timer thinking that was the problem.  I found a slice in the white wire (don't remember if it was White with Black or just White) running from the motor to back of the machine - cut the slice out and spliced in a connector. That was the cause of the Dryer not turning on. The Cut was just at the point where the wire crosses between the back wire brace and heating element. Take a look there.


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Re: Whirlpool (WED5800SW0) won't Start/Run - Need Wiring Diagram
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 10:30:48 AM »
Issue resolved, the Thermal Fuse blew due to a Grounded Heating Element (plastic piece on element broke causing coil wire to touch metal housing).
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